AJDaGuru, born Anthony James Sledge, is on a mission to take over the music industry with his captivating sound. With years of experience in the field, AJ is self-taught and has perfected his craft to guarantee a promising career. Leading up to the release of his debut studio album, A Different Side Of Me, he steps back into the spotlight with the release of his Seen It All music video.
A few weeks back, AJ shared his new single, Seen It All, leaving fans anxious for more. Now with visuals on deck, he gives fans an up-close and personal look into his life and some of the painful events that he’s experienced. With a cameo from his family, the new video has proven to be a tear-jerker.
Following the video’s release, AJDaGuru sits down for an in-depth interview where he shares some fun facts about the process of creating Seen It All, as well as his future endeavors.
What inspired Seen It All?
A lot of things inspired it collectively including the death of my child as well as family members. I’ve always been a firm believer in putting all of your pain into music because people can relate to it. I like my music to be relatable and beneficial to my fans.
Who wrote Seen It All?
Believe it or not, I wrote Seen it All alone from top to bottom in one night. I’ve been writing music since the age of 15, so it comes pretty easily to me.
What type of singer would you classify yourself as, in regards to genre and style?
I really find myself trapped in this bubble. That’s a question that I’m still trying to answer to this day. I’m a creative artist who will play with Country, House, and Electronic. As you can see, my new instrumental, Sledge Family Rules, is Electronic.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Some of my musical influences are Don Toliver and Travis Scott. I like the way they deliver their melodies, which is always good content.
When will A Different Side Of Me arrive, and will See It All serve as a track on it?
A Different Side Of Me is gearing up for a 2021 release. That’s the best I can give ya’ll right now. It’s going to be a long creative process. Stay tuned.
6. What is your favorite part about being a musician?
My favorite part is that I can produce the music that I create. That’s the most fun for me.
Who would you like to collaborate on a song with?
That’s an amazing question! Right now, the focus is on AJDaGuru. Collaborating with anyone at this time is a no. My fans need to focus solely on me and my sound without any distractions.
What type of music do you like to produce?
I like to produce any genre that fits the mood. Sledge Family Rules, gives off an Electronic vibe. I’m everywhere with my production, I’m not focused on just Hip Hop or any other genre.
What’s next in your career?
Lots of new music and beats on the way. All around, just lots of new content. Who knows? In the meantime, go watch the new video on YouTube and Apple Music.